• Olive oil, the green gold

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    It is food that could well be a medicine in itself. The olive oil is a very basic component of most famous food of the Mediterranean and is now probably more popular than everwith the help of the private initiative for unprecedented promotion aimed naturally at profits reputation, but also a redefinition of the Greek products in the global market!

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  • Olive oil production process

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    The basic steps in making olive oil are always the same and no matter what kind of equipment is used. Look at the steps of olive oil production process.

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  • Extra virgin olive oil against cardiovascular disease

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    Cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke) are the most common causes of death in the world. Many observational studies show that death from these diseases is low in certain areas of the world, especially the countries around the Mediterranean Sea.

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  • Olive oil and skin care

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    Since ancient times olive oil has been used as a way to moisturize and help rejuvenate damaged skin. As we age our skin deteriorates and its inner and outer layers (dermis and epidermis) grow much thinner. The stresses and strains of aging also cause the skin to lose elasticity, which soon becomes noticeable as wrinkles.

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  • Nutrient composition of extra virgin olive oil

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    Extra virgin olive oil is fairly nutritious. It contains modest amounts of Vitamins E and K and plenty of beneficial fatty acids. This is the nutrient content of 100 grams of olive oil:

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  • Storing Olive Oil

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    Fresh extra virgin olive oil delivers a wonderful flavor and legendary health benefits. To ensure that your olive oil maintains optimum freshness and flavor, there are a few things you can do to store it properly.

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  • Olive oil producing countries

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    The production of olive oil as productivity per area has variations depending on the olive season. In the global olive oil production map, first in producing continent is Europe with production reaching 84%, second is Africa with a rate 9%, third is Asia with a rate 6% and last is America with 2%.

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  • Olives collection procedure

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    The olive harvest usually starts in mid to late October and can continue into the new year. A large amount of harvest is still done by hand and relies on nets placed on the ground to catch fruit that has been pulled, raked, shaken or beaten off the trees. To assist hand harvest, devices such as pneumatic rakes and mini-shakers may be used.

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  • The history of olive tree and olive oil

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    The olive tree reached ancient Greece in the Bronze Age, setting its roots at an ideal setting, perfect for the world’s finest crop of olives. Ancient Greeks used olives as their main source of fat instead of animal fat because they thought it was unhealthy, since the barbarians ate that way.

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  • Cretan diet, a proper meal

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    To date, Cretan diet remains standard, has been officially recognized as a Mediterranean diet, a concept linked with longevity and positive thinking. Cretan meal is remarkable for the variety of colors and fragrances.

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